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Only 60 MPs vote against Government’s lockdown extension

Our plastic parliament voted by 461 to 60 in support of the Government’s four-week-long extension of lockdown. Support from Labour and other nominal opposition parties ensured the Prime Ministers delay to our unlocking was bound to succeed and the amount of opposition from the Tory backbenches was lower than expected. Those who did vote against the Government likened the decision to delay the end of lockdown to the actions of a ‘communist party’ – Telegraph

Care workers will quit if they are forced to get Covid vaccine, union says – i news

Government considers giving workers a right to stay away from the office and make it illegal to force them back – Mail

Summer Covid death predictions downgraded – Times

Dominic Cummings says he will release another batch of revelations about ‘f***ing hopeless’ Matt Hancock – Mail

Firms charging £10k a week to look after single child in care – Times

Enid Blyton’s work is ‘racist, xenophobic and lacking literary merit’ says English Heritage in ‘re-appraisal’ of her books – Mail

COMMENT

These plans for ‘work from home for ever’ will drag UK back to the 1970s – Digby Jones, Mail

Tories can’t ignore their pension promise – Matthew Lynn, Telegraph

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Edited by Kathy Gyngell

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